Walsall Volunteer Awards 2019 was a huge success, with almost 200 in attendance to celebrate and support the incredible winners picked from each category.
One Walsall’s Volunteer Centre Manager, Georgina Homer, wants to share with you the 10 key things she learned from #WalsallVolAwards:
- Team work is paramount. Whether organising the event or being a volunteer, being part of a team makes both elements much more fun to be a part of.
- The recognition of ALL volunteers is just as important as the 7 winners of the evening. Everyone gives their bit and recognising their contribution was just as important for me as the seeing the winners receive their awards.
- There are no individual winners. Although on the evening there were 6, in reality each individual winner got there with the support and love of other volunteers supporting the same cause.
- Walsall needs to shout more about what they do. Almost everything that happened that evening was a product of the very talents Walsall already has, from the table decorations to the beautifully crafted awards. Having it all on show for everybody to enjoy was beautiful.
- The debate of cream or jam first on a scone is real.
- There is great strength and depth in the range of charitable organisations that Walsall can and should shout more about.
- We have only just hit the tip of the iceberg. Wednesday was a huge success and one that I am very proud of, but there is so much more to find.
- Music brings everyone together. be it a school choir singing or BSL signers, everyone enjoyed watching the performances.
- The impact of volunteering is not only of benefit to those who receive the support. Mohammed Fahim spoke about how he has found friends and now feels he can Walsall his home, which is something truly beautiful to come from volunteering
- Volunteering really is a representation of kindness. I hope to be part of it for a very long time.
Interested in Volunteering? Contact us on 01922 619 840 or on firstname.lastname@example.org